For the team classification 28-25-23-22-21-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 points are distributed for the 1st to 25th place.
10th and 11th December, IWF Congress, Athens: Two-Year-Suspension for a first doping offence.
The “Special Methodical Commission”, created provisionally in 1977, found the official recognition in the Constitution as “Scientific and Research Committee”.
6th November, Melbourne: Foundation of the “Oceania Weightlifting Federation”.
New categories are introduced: 56 kg - Bantamweight, 60 kg - Featherweight, 67.5 kg - Lightweight, 75 kg - Middleweight, 82.5 kg - Lightheavyweight, 90 kg – Middleheavyweight and over 90 kg - Heavyweight.
The following categories are valid: 52 kg Flyweight, 56 kg Bantamweight, 60 kg Featherweight, 67.5 kg Lightweight, 75 kg Middleweight, 82.5 kg Lightheavyweight, 90 kg Middleheavyweight, over 90 kg till 110 kg Heavyweight, over 110 kg Superheavyweight.
The weight increase from the first attempt to the second one in the two competition exercises may be 2.5 kg.
30th October - 1st November, Florida: The first Women World Championships with 100 athletes from 22 countries took place.
An IWF-conducted doping control is a condition for all the events.
27th September - 5th October, Donaueschingen: One minute (60 seconds) is given to competitors between the calling of their name and the beginning of their attempt.